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the 11th story of city heights, a condo complex located at st. james and san pedro street overnight. investigators are not releasing any other information about what led to that fall. >>> a major break in the case that has shaken a local city. police say they made an arrest in the death of a 13-year-old girl. her body was found in a park in fairfield last friday. tonight a 32-year-old man is behind bars. nbc bay area's monte francis joins us with the latest. >> reporter: raj, good evening. fairfield police and the fbi spent part of the day after suspect's house and at his work place which is reportedly a barbershop on oliver road. what is the connection, if any, between the suspect and the 13-year-old victim? officers arrested 32 ye-year-ol anthony lamar jones of fairfield as he was walking along the 1100 block of east tabor avenue in fairfield at about 7:00 this morning. police say he had been under 24-hour surveillance since early on in the investigation. >> we have evidence linking jones to this homicide, and we believe at this time he acted alone and there are no other suspects'
of the city address. last year he talked about his vision for san jose which included building up many services that had been shortchanged for years. the police overtime numbers we just heard about might suggest that mayor reed failed. is that true? sam brock dusts off last year's state of the city address to see if the mayor kept his props to the people of san jose? >> raj, one thing is undeniably true. it's been a tough last few years for the city of san jose. shrinking budgets, layoffs, pension reform. but mayor reed said last year those measures would pave the way for restoring services. now, what did we find in the mayor largely delivered on his promise, but funding it still shrank for the city's most critical services. >> is san jose finally on the rise after years of crippling cuts to core government functions? in his 2012 state of the city address, the mayor offered sympathy over some tough medicine in recent years, like cuts to the police and fire departments and pension reforms but then told the audience the physical pain would be rewarded. >> thanks to the city council willi
privately the santa cruz police department, too, closed its doors and put the city in the hands of the sheriff's department and the chp. >> it's wonderful that they reach out to each other and we -- >> reporter: the support of their community. >> and we love them and that we honor their -- the loved ones that died and that we are there for them in spirit and in prayer. >> reporter: now, again, that vigil continues at the loudoun nelson community center through 8:00 if you want to show up. we'll show you details of that at 11:00. we also know that there are other events, services, vigils, planned for later on in the week and, of course, we'll let you know about those as well. in santa cruz, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >>> okay, we will see you at 11:00. we invite to you stay with us here for our continuing coverage of this story both on air and on 0line. just go to our website, nbcbayarea.com to find the latest updates as well as raw video from today's press briefing. that's nbcbayarea.com. >>> new tonight at 6:00, the families of two east bay cyclists feared kidnapped in pe
the first step to do the same. >> let there be light, san jose is stepping out of the darkness. the city shut off hundreds of street lights. now with the budget under control, the biggest city is flipping the switch. kimberly, why now and how will it help? >> reporter: they have the money now and they've been repeating so many complaints, they say it's time to act. city leaders say street lights are not just for a -- they are also for safety and those living in the darkest areas were complaining about that very issue. san jose will be a little brighter thanks to a plan the city council approved allowing for 900 street lights to be turned back on. >> san jose is a long way from becoming paris but we will be the city of lights for thousands of our residents in the coming months. >> along our major corridors, blossom hill road, every third or fourth light is out. so we're turning those lights back on will make a difference. >> reporter: the lights were shut off in 2008 as part of department budget cuts. >> in the throes of our darkest budgetary days we saved about $92,000 by keeping lights
: the meeting ended about 30 minutes ago. robert wasserman is one of the consultants hired by the city of oakland and he was the main speaker. he is the chairman of the strategic policy partnership and he has a $100,000 contract with the city of oakland to review the crime prevention strategies. he is teaming up with police chief bill bratton to turn it around. they vowed at the end of the process oakland would be a different city. wasserman talked about the broken windows theory which focuses on minor crimes as a way of preventing major crimes..0รท sf i think at this staining there is a desire for action and there is energy be it the residents of this area or the folks that occupy, it doesn't matter, there is energy and we have to get that energy focused. >> reporter: wasserman called it one of the most complicated crime areas in the u.s. burglaries were up more than 23%. we talked to several people as they were leaving the meeting. we heard mixed reviews. some people said they had heard these ideas before. others said they were helpful it could turn it around in oakland. there will b
. investigators say they've been tracking him the last two months. oakland today became the first city in the country to issue city i.d. cards that double as debit cards. that groundbreaking municipal program launched today. the goal is to ensure that everyone in the city has a usable form of identification regardless of their immigration status. the i.d.s will serve as debit cards so people who usually only carry cash can now have a more secure way to keep their money. >> a huge way of giving access to people who are right now living in the shadows, this way they can feel safe representing themselves to the city authorities to access city authorities, the police, at the same time have financial services at very low cost and not feel that they have to live in cash the rest of their lives. >> oakland residents can preregister for the program as of today. critics worry the cards could be easily stolen and compromised. >>> okay. 49ers fans have been waiting for 18 years for this. so now the wait is less than 48 hours. an interesting twist in new orleans today. the opposing head coaches he
, about 250 cities across the state have banned pot dispensaries. at usf today the seven justices of the state's top court heard arguments from one of those cities, riverside, which banned them and was sued as a result. the justices appeared skeptical of the arguments made on behalf of the medical marijuana industry. >> we're only asking for a very simple ruling, exactly what the statute says. you can't ban -- >> i just think it lends itself to lots of different kinds of unanswered questions and further litigati litigation. >> reporter: the justices were less severe in their treatment of the one who pointed out there's nothing in the medical marijuana law prohibiting local government from enacting bans on pot clubs. >> the state and federal government and implement a safe distribution for the medical use of marijuana. that has not happened. >> reporter: a medical marijuana advocate who attended the hearing said it seemed clear to him local governments can only regulate the medical pot industry, not ban it altogether. >> we need regulations through prohibition. prohibition has not
here in california. the city of san francisco file would a brief saying prop 8 was discriminatory. the court will hear the case march 26th. >>> what will president obama do? will he get involved with the debate? mr. obama has stated that same-sex couples should have equal rights. when asked whether he will take a position in the high court case, the president said only that the solicitor general was looking into it, and he had no further comment. >> employees in the south bait need your help to identify a serial bank robber linked to five heists starting january 8. since then he's robbed four other banks, the latest on tuesday in santa clara. they're releasing surveillance photos of him in action hoping someone will recognize the man. he's described being about 35 with a muscular build. three of the branchs were wells fargo branches and they're offering rewards leading to the man's arrest. at what the cost, clean-up? the city of san jose is shelling out tens of thousands of dollars to take care of its continuing problem with homeless encampments. damian trujillo uncovered that how
." >>> raj, president obama chose minneapolis because the city has recently brought its crime rate to a 30-year low. the president is pushing congress to pass universal background checks, a limit on high-capacity magazines and an assault weapons ban. in his speech today the president said law enforcement should never be outgunned on the streets. universal background streets is gaining support but the ban on assault weapons is a tougher fight. >> there's even one thing we can do. if there's just one life we can save, we've got an obligation to try. we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> the president is also calling for greater access to mental health care. >>> after 28 years in the senate john kerry has started his new job as secretary of state. he received a warm welcome at the state department and then made a few brief remarks which included a big thank you to his predecessor, hillary clinton, for a job well done and said, quote, i've got big heels to fill. >>> more forensic testing is being done on the body of an american woman killed while on vacati
looking for one suspect. live in union city, nbc bay area news. >> george, thanks for the update. >>> in palo alto police are looking for a man who reportedly tried to rob another man at gun point. the attack happened at 8:30 friday night outside the webster parking garage. the victim is a man in his 50s who helped police come up with this sketch of the suspect. the would be robber rode up on a bicycle, pulled out a gun and demanded cash. when he couldn't wrestle away he managed to run away unharmed. three other armed robberies have happened in palo alto in three weeks. >>> we have new information on the incident that landed mc hammer in jail. hammer was arrested on thursday in dublin. the rapper claims he was the victim of the rasht profiling and the first words out of the officer's mouth was, quote, are you on parole or probation. they say the car he was parked in was not renlg tgistered to hd it was expired. he refused to exit the vehicle when the officer asked him to and continued to argue. over twitter hammer dubbed the incident a teachable moment. >>> later, desmond bryant
francisco and redwood city. we're undergoing changes. let's get you outside of the sky camera network and from our fremont camera it's a tale of two stories. some clearing skies for the south bay but there's the cloud cover increasing from the north down to the south on the right-hand side of your screen. and then we take you up to emeryville. a gorgeous shot as the sun reflects off some of the pollution. back near san francisco is some of that marine layer starting to push in which will tally give us the chance of some drizzle in the forecast. that's all sparked off by this cold front to the north. we have rainfall associated with it. you can see in the last hour that we've surrounded it starts to break up. generally for us the biggest thing if you're doing any traveling later on tonight, the cloud cover increasing, no big deal. then as we head throughout 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 in the morning, a chance of drizzle across the east, the south bay and also for the peninsula. not expected to be much. and most importantly on your saturday, we get plenty of sunshine by the noon hour, also by
cities across the country. and organizers say it's important to put a face on the movement and try to push the white house to act. >> the president and the secretary of the state john kerry both know that we can't afford to wait around on climate. we got to do something now. and they know they have the authority to do it. and what we're doing a providing them with the love and support they need to do the right thing. >> the two main goals were for the president to identify climate change as a priority and project the keystone pipeline. >>> chief of staff confirmed the white house has been working on its own immigration reform plan. the plan would bolster security and include a path to citizenship for the undocumented immigrants in the u.s. group of eight senators has been working on a bipartisan immigration reform bill. the white house its plan would only be proposed if the current efforts fail. reacted to the president's plan saying quote, what the president said is a big step and offers hope for immigrants but the white house proposal has too many years of waiting for citizenship
. and city leaders say there is not enough money to operate them. >>> about 900 streetlights in knowledge were another victim of budget cuts. shut off four years ago to save money. but crews began to reconnect the lights. many on major corridors such as camden avenue, blossom hill road and tully road. the city council approved the plan to turn them back on and it should take three months to get all back on. > >>> horrific crash has sent two dozen people to the hospital at dayto daytona. >>> repairs under way on the track. plus -- >> yikes! the punch that started a major brawl at a college baseball game in sacramento. we'll show up. >> i'm jodi hernandez in san francisco, where the chinese new year's parade is slithering through the streets. a live report, coming up. >>> and looking at dry streets in san francisco. cool out there, though. temperatures in the 50s. winds making it feel a little cooler than that. and on the horizon, we see any rain or snow? it doesn't look like we'll see much for the weekend, and we'll be surprised where temperatures are going in the seven-day forecast. a loo
for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >> city leaders teamed up to try to prevent crime today. held at the center for employment training today giving gang members a way out. about 30 members of the community showed up and they credited the success to san jose's inclusive approach. >> the task force has been recognized, too. we rorked together with everyone, the agencies, the police, the county, the district attorney's office. >> san jose has seen a spike in crime. they hope community members take action by coming to an event like this 1 and trying to reverse the trend. >> twitter is asking people to change their passwords. hackers may have gained access to information on about 250,000 users. >> the company is also asking users to change their passwords just in case. >> a live look over san francisco tonight. remember that song the answer is blowing in the wind? who is going win the super bowl? >> there's no question. it's the niners. >> and a change in the forecast. >> it seems like bay area sports teams are on a winning streak. more coming up
health center as part of a crack down on pot clinics. the city of oakland sued claiming the government waited too throng take action and the statute of limitations had run out. the judge dismissed joke land's claim saying the city has no jurisdiction in the case. today's ruling clears the way for a forfeiture trial in which the feds will take the property from the harborside landlord. >> a story with big implicati implications. there are new guidelines to keep the bay bridge safer. last month's side swiping by a tanker traveling in foggy conditions, they're restricted from nab gate diagnose large vessels approved today by the harbor safety committee. also, big ships must now pass under the widest span when visibility is decreased. >> still ahead at 6:00, an east bay elementary school turned crime scene. why it may be linked to late night gambling. >> also a dance party organized by san francisco sheriff. >> i'm scott budman. talk about a launch party. coming up, the private jet company using technology to make travel less expensive and more convenient. >> and good evening. i'm jeff ran
fan of closing libraries and community centers. >> reporter: the mayor says the city is in a financial position to consider one-time bonuses. that won't be enough. consider starting salaries for the three major bay area cities. in san jose a new officer will make about $72,000 a year. in san francisco $89,000 to $112,000. oakland, $70,000 to $98,000. consider what they actually take home. in san jose they take 20% of their salary toward their pension, about double what officers pay into their pensions in san francisco and in oakland. voters passed the mayor's pension reform overwhelmingly last summer but as the homicide rate reached a 20-year high and response times have gone up for lower priority calls public support could change. >> we're hemorrhaging and they're running to us with a band-aid. it's tourniquet time and they just don't seem to understand that. >> reporter: now if the issue does go to arbitration, the city does have some level of protection because voters passed a measure which forces the arbitrator to consider the ability's ability to pay without compromising other cit
of light and then a sonic boom. c camera after camera caught the meteorite exploding over the city about 1,000 miles east of moscow. scientists estimate the ten ton meteorite raced into the atmosphere at about 30,000 miles per hour and then exploded sending fireballs raining down and causing a shock wave still powerful windows shattered. part of the factory roof collapsed. 1,200 people hurt, mostly by shards of glass. after blazing across the sky, the meteorite left a long, white trail, most unsure what they just witnessed and many panicked in the streets. the meteorite exploded about 20 to 30 miles above the earth's surface releasing several thousand tons of energy. translation, about the same energy as a small atomic bomb. >> the rock comes in from space. it hits the earth's atmosphere. that decelerates and puts a lot of stress on it. then it's likely to fragment into lots of pieces. >> reporter: scientists say this happens several times a year but most of the time the meteorites burn up as they enter the earth as atmosphere. rarely are they seen by people and hardly ever do they cause d
, highs in the upper 40s. that's it. not only at the coastline but for the bay side cities, also the interior valleys. by the afternoon we'll be lucky if if we see temperatures in the low 50s by the afternoon. also a thunderstorm as that rain gets reintroduced back into the forecast. on the three day cloud cover stays close with temperatures in the 50s. so the storm day again is for tomorrow. not only the rain but a chance, also, of some isolated thunderstorms and some very low snow levels going down to 1,500 to 2,000 feet with some of the likely spots getting some of that snowfall and then a rain/snow mix that could go as low as 1,000 feet. more in the full forecast later on. >> we'll see you in a bit, jeff. >>> the sun finally set on the sunset piano experience. we first brought you the story on wednesday. you'll remember that the artist dragged the piano to half moon bay bluff and played sunset concerts for some three weeks before that happened. he set it ablaze and then played one final concert as it burned. the artist says he may use the p piano's charred remains in a sculpt
of molesting a student and now police are looking for more victims. investigators in redwood city arrested this man, 31-year-old ralph pod, in december on allegations he molested a 9-year-old boy in one of his classes. todd worked as a tie kwan go director. police haven't come up with any other victims yet. >> it's precautionary. we know he was instructed there for the past 12 years so we want to make sure that we get in contact with everybody we can to determine what his background is and if there is any more victims or witnesses involved. >> todd is now out on bail. >>> it has been a rough month for tesla, the electric carmaker's fourth quarter reports a larger than expected loss. 65 cents a share. stock price fell 2.5% on that news. this follows a very public tussle with "the new york times" earlier this month in which a reporter documented his road trip with tesla. the drive ended early after he failed to plug in the car overnight reportedly. >>> they are amongst the wealthiest men in the world and they united to give away some cash. it's silicon valley's version of the nobel prize for
. >>> new york city mayor michael bloomberg is joining oprah winfrey and the late steve jobs on an impressive list, selected as the commencement speaker for stanford's june graduation ceremony. the university draws high-profile achievers and several supreme court justices. bloomberg's accomplishments as entrepreneur, mayor and fi philanthropist to address the class of 2013 at stanford. >>> sex offenders on the streets. coming up a loophole that's leaving criminals on the loose. >>> san francisco will be represented in the selection of a new pope. what the retired archbishop has to say about the progress and the scandal involving the catholic church. >>> and i'm janelle wang. bp finally goes to trial for causing the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. and olympic track star oscar pistorius emerges from hiding. where he went on his first outing since being released on bail for murder. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver that let you move the tv away from the tv outlet. we can
francisco's new cruise ship terminal is finally ready to set sail. city leaders today, there's that red ribbon, they cut it on the new james herman cruise terminal at pier 27. the state-of-the-art building is designed to accommodate the larger cruise ships projected for the future. for now the city is handing over the facility to the america's cup yacht race to use as its race headquarters this summer. >> the bar open to the public downstairs. that will be a fun experience. there will be an arena out in the valley there. there will be all kinds of activities so it can experience the maximum that this facility can be. >> reporter: after the america's cup race, then november the city will begin to work to transform the large parking lot into a waterfront park. the first cruise ships are expected to begin using the new terminal in early 2014. >>> it is a big night in san jose for film fans and the opening night of the 23rd annual film festival and our own jeff ranieri is live downtown on the red carpet, where don't you think he belongs? >> you should have a tuxedo and he's probably flanked
suspicious activity. >> a city looking for a fix to many of its fixtures. >> now, we got this memoranda from the city of san jose about fixing its lights. we are told that this neighborhood along rye land drive in san jose should see lights fixed within the next few days but many other neighborhoods will have to wait longer. scott budman, nbc. >> now to our continuing coverage of the 49ers' quest for number six. tonight the team is hoping to turn its attention back to the game plan and away from the controversial comments of one player. chris culliver's anti-gay statements to a radio shock jock took a firestorm. today he took the heat and offered apologies. amid fa read, he's getting support from his coach now that he's issued the apologies. >> absolutely. what you said was perfect. this team is hoping to focus on the field and not off the field because the last couple of days it has all been off the field with comments from chris culliver that he would not welcome a gay teammate. he has said he regrets those comments but not on camera till today. here with the comments today along with the
as the ones that are smaller and destroy cities and wipe out regions, as far as those are concerned 99% are a mystery to us, we only now about 1% of them. the foundation believes it's so-called sentinel telescope can discover more asteroids in its first month of service in 2018 than all of our earth-based telescopes have been able to do over the past 30 years. scientists believe they could be deflected away from earth if we have several years warning. we need years, not months. you think about the 150-foot asteroid that passed close to earth yesterday. that was only discovered last year, no one enough time to done any good. that's what the b-612 foundation is trying to change. on a side note about the fireball seen streaking over the west coast including the bay area last night around 8:00, today the american meteor society says that that meteor was not what we would consider to be a major event. that these things happen every night around the world just not always over densely populated regions where people can see them. reporting live in mountain view, bob redell, nbc bay area news.
store selling guns on university avenue. opponents think the city should have held a public hearing before approving permits for the store. the store owner says he's simply following the rules. the debate is so heated the owner tells nbc bay area he's been receiving death threats at his home. tonight's meeting will address the permit process for gun sales and new gun regulation. >>> well, behave yourself on b.a.r.t. they are enforcing a new law allowing the agency to ban riders who commit certain offenses. they include everything interest defacing properly and urinating in like to fighting and shooting. the ban can last anywhere from 30 days to one year. b.a.r.t. citizen review board will hold a community meeting tonight in oakland to discuss the changes which are expected to go into effect in may. >>> the man blamed for one of the bay area's biggest environmental disasters now wants his license back. john cota was in charge of the cosco busan tanker back in 2007. the blame largely fell on cota and officials began the process of taking his license. going thank you the process cota v
mayor to take part in a day of service in their city. so we'll see what happens. right now, not looking so good for san francisco mayor ed lee. we haven't given up hope here at pete's tavern. back to you. >> all right. thanks very much for that report. some arrests in san francisco as we have seen and there may be more arrests before this evening is over. nbc bay area's kimberly tere joins us as the dui check point is about to get underway. >> reporter: police are getting set up. they say they know people like to have a few drinks on super bowl sunday. they're just hoping that those people make good decisions once they get into their cars to head home. dui checkpoints will be set up across the bay area tonight, including the one that we talked about in sunnyvale on south matilda. the sun 50 vail police are part of the dui task forceful 13 agencies are combining their oefrts what has become almost a national holiday. law enforcement is urging all super bowl partygoers to find a designated driver and avoid drinking too much alcohol. they say if you have to, call a cab. >> better safe than
are numbered. the city will only allow it to stay tomorrow, valentine's day, then it has to go. the piano will get one more sunset it at the harbor, one on the boat, and a cremation of sorts. >> i'm going to take it back to my studio and on sunday play the piece one more time. wish me luck. >> reporter: as much as the for example, have enjoyed the serenade, he says they were never meant to go on forever. and yet for the people who experienced them, somehow the music will live on. >> the ocean, the fact that it's out here, that he had the guts to bring it here is very artistic. it's so bay area and it's a story we're all going to remember forever. >> it's humbling in a way. all happy and excited. >> reporter: he met the woman whose family owned the piano in its glory days. though she is sad they couldn't keep it or pay to repair it she is happy to see the fitting sendoff. the last concert tomorrow night. kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >> that is so romantic. >> wouldn't it be nice to keep it there permanently? >> beautiful. very beautiful. >> and it looked beautiful out there, right, jef
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